Bob Hope Airport Continues to Struggle with Uber and Lyft

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Bob Hope Airport is Feeling the Effects of Uber and Lyft

Bob Hope Airport is Going to Charge Uber and Lyft Drivers

We love reporting on disruptive technology and processes, particularly when the challenge the quasi-government agencies that run airports. We wrote an editorial on ridesharing and specifically the Bob Hope Airport in October – Bob Hope Airport Ride Sharing. We pointed out the issues being faced by airports due to ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. We also referenced an article that had some numbers to back-up the erosion of airport run businesses like airport parking.

In today’s lead story, Bob Hope Airport is back in the ridesharing news. The story references the lost parking revenue and a new traffic plan for Uber and Lyft. Oh and by the way, Uber and Lyft drivers will now be charged $3 per half hour to wait for passengers to pick-up. I am sure that eventually this charge will be passed on to Uber and Lyft customers and the airport’s hope is that it will deter people from using the service…

We have touched on disruptive innovations that are affecting airports in the past including last Thursday’s post and two posts in September:

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Bob Hope Airport officials grappling with impact of Uber, Lyft

Officials at Bob Hope Airport are working to get a better handle on the activities of drivers for services such as Uber and Lyft in its parking lots as an early step in efforts to improve the parking situation at the Burbank airfield.

The on-demand transportation services are “beginning to erode [the authority’s] parking revenue,” said Dan Feger, the airport’s executive director, during a meeting of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board Monday. Some officials have also complained that the drivers block traffic in the airport’s short-term parking structure while waiting to pick up passengers there. Read More>>

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